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Windows 7: BLADE: Can it stop drive-by malware?

13 Oct 2010   #1
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 
BLADE: Can it stop drive-by malware?

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BLADE: Can it stop drive-by malware? | IT Security | TechRepublic.com

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BLADE (BLock All Drive-by download Exploits), the brainchild of researchers from College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology and SRI International, is positioned to help stem the tide of drive-by malware. A big deal according to Dasient.com, the company is tracking over 200 thousand different web-based malware threats.
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To spot unsolicited download attempts, BLADE places the following processes in kernel space,
  • User-interaction tracking: BLADE uses a screen parser, hardware-event tracer, and a supervisor to track the user’s physical interactions with the web browser, specifically when download authorization is asked for.
  • Consent correlation: This process is required by BLADE to distinguish between transparent downloads and those requiring user permission.
  • Disk I/O redirection: When BLADE locates un-authorized downloads, it redirects the code to a secure zone. The data is also prevented from loading into memory as an executable.
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According to the research paper, almost 19,000 trials have taken place, with zero false positives and zero false negatives. Meaning, BLADE prevented in-the-wild drive-by malware from installing in every case.
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I did point out that BLADE will not solve every problem, but it has promise to be a good tool in our security arsenal. If you are interested, check back at the BLADE-Defender.org web site, as BLADE V1.0 (a free research prototype) will be available soon.



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13 Oct 2010   #2
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

i already know about BLADE, it looks really interesting.

but thanks for posting, others might find the info useful.
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14 Oct 2010   #3
Jaxryley

 
 

Apparently you can stop all exe downloads in IE and FF with a simple reg setting?
Wilders Security Forums - View Single Post - cleaned pc using an antivirus
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